Originally trained as a painter, Carolina Amato eventually chose fabrics and threads over brushes and oils – launching her eponymous accessories label in 1979. The switch wasn’t all that surprising: Amato’s grandmothers worked in New York City’s Garment District, and her grandfather made his living as a furniture upholsterer. Amato’s elegant hats, jewelry, scarves and wraps have landed her in the pages of top fashion magazines and in specialty stores all over the world. Message your friends in style in a pair of Amato’s “Holed It” texting gloves (available in cashmere and angora, and in men’s sizes), or dress up that little black dress with one of her Austrian crystal necklaces or freshwater pearl double-headbands. Lightweight cotton scarves for summer, satin bridal and evening gloves, and winter-ready infinity wraps are just some of the many other essentials you’ll find in Amato’s collection.
Imbue your home with a beachy vibe—even if it’s anything but summery outdoors—with goods featuring the classic pairing of blue and white. Make a graphic statement with Judy Ross’ Spray handknotted rug, fashioned from silk and wool, or rest easy on Sferra’s Lindsay sheet set, with its floral-inspired jacquard embroidery. Finally, snag an elegant accessory, like Cenedese’s cobalt Murano-glass vase. Each is mouthblown in Italy, following centuries-old traditions.
Fall is in the air, and to go with the new crispness, outfit yourself from this elegant selection of cool-weather wear. Leather lace-up and wool-angora opera-length gloves perfectly compliment cashmere wraps and cozy hooded scarves.
Do you live for the thrill of a stoop sale, where you rummage through treasures to find that one amazing piece? Then get your fix here, with this collection of Gilt Home favorites offered at unbeatable prices. Shop early and often, as the selection changes weekly.
Interior designers love this hue for the calm feeling it imparts, as well as for its ability to help people focus. (No wonder it’s a favorite for bedrooms and home offices!) Create your own blue heaven with this collection of decorative goods and textiles, which come in shades from royal to robin’s egg.